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Dublin: 17 °C Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Yesterday’s News

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Yesterday’s News

Sesame Street says Bert and Ernie are just friends and 'don't have a sexual orientation'

The comments come after a former writer for the show recently said he considered them to be gay.

Housing activists host practical training session for tenants 'to be able to resist illegal evictions'

Take Back The City has made headlines in recent weeks after occupying three properties in Dublin’s north inner city.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after woman (30s) dies in Dundalk stabbing incident

A man in his 40s has been arrested in connection with the investigation.

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Monday 17 September, 2018

'Joel was like the sunshine after rain': Tributes paid to 7-year-old London boy killed in arson fire

Joel Urhie died as a result of a deliberate arson attack on his home on 7 August.

Film about young female boxer in 1960s Ireland wins major Toronto award

The film won the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Man suffers life-changing injuries in sledgehammer burglary attack

Police were alerted to the incident in the Larne area of Antrim shortly after 11.25pm last night.

Saturday 15 September, 2018

This Monaghan man is about to hitchhike around Scotland carrying a microwave

Diarmuid McCleary is aiming to raise money for Robyn’s Life.

Friday 14 September, 2018

Homeless and addiction charity says 'Ireland is facing a deepening social crisis'

Merchants Quay chief: “It’s an understatement at this point to say we have a homelessness crisis”

Thursday 13 September, 2018

'We're over the moon': Plans to build more than 500 homes near Dublin park rejected

Permission for the project had been granted by An Bord Pleanála in early April.

Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Murphy attacks Sinn Féin 'stunt' as no confidence motion submitted against Housing Minister

Sinn Féin has submitted motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy, but it won’t have Fianna Fáil backing.

House prices in Dublin up by 6.5% in the last year

As a whole, residential property prices at a national level have increased by 10% in the 12 months to July.

Monday 10 September, 2018

Sean Gallagher joins Michael D Higgins on ballot sheet for presidency

The presidential election will be held on 26 October.

Four men arrested after gardaí seize €52k worth of benzodiazepines and prescription drugs

The men have since been released without charge.

Selling public land to highest bidder is 'not the best option', surveyors warn

The Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland has also raised concerns over vacant properties in Ireland.

Search continuing for missing man in Lough Erne since yesterday evening

One man has already been rescued.

Sunday 9 September, 2018

'Communities will be united': Groups around Ireland to take part in World Cleanup Day

Next Saturday, groups who take part join together to clean up illegal waste in their local area.

'A Promise Kept': Why it took 90 years to engrave a death date on a Tipperary man's grave

The first of a four-part documentary is due to air at 11am on Tipp Mid West Radio tomorrow.

Saturday 8 September, 2018

Activists occupying vacant house in Dublin take over third property this evening

Activists occupying vacant house in Dublin take over third property this evening

They occupied a property on Belvedere Court.

'Standing up for their generation': These older people are getting tattoos to fight ageism

Alone, the charity that supports older people at home, is aiming to raise €10,000 during the event.

Almost 200 supercars are driving around Ireland in an attempt to break a world record

Cannonball 2018 kicked off from Malahide Castle yesterday morning.

Friday 7 September, 2018

Waterford activists stage 24-hour occupation of vacant property in city

The activists say they were inspired by recent occupations in Dublin.

Bee venom may be effective in treating common skin condition eczema, study finds

Eczema is a chronic condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked.

Many prisoners on Spike Island may have been from 'black spots of disadvantage'

Spike Island initially became a convict depot in 1847.

Thursday 6 September, 2018

'It could be a turning moment in the crisis': Major housing rally to take place outside Dáil in October

A range of trade unions, housing advocates and groups have today called for a “radical shift” in Ireland’s housing policies.

Mechanic awarded €11.5k after being sacked for failing to turn up to work on time

The man in question had been employed as a mechanic at a garage from 1 July 2003 to 18 March 2017.

Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Multiple-vehicle collision on M50 has been cleared

The incident happened at Junction 13 near Dundrum, according to gardaí.

Ryanair pilots in Ireland vote unanimously in favour of accepting collective agreement

The announcement was made by the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association, which represents some Ryanair pilots.

Woman due in court over Dundalk road crash last year in which man (20s) died

The incident happened at 3.15am on 21 October 2017 on the R132 Old Newry Road.

Over 1.4 billion adults globally at risk of disease from not doing enough physical activity

The diseases include type two diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.

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'We can live normal lives': Life extending drug now available to hundreds of lung cancer patients

About 2,500 Irish people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year.

A love of Mars bars and his hesitations about coming out: What we learn from Leo's new biography Leo

A love of Mars bars and his hesitations about coming out: What we learn from Leo's new biography

Leo: Leo Varadkar – A Very Modern Taoiseach has been published today.

Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Motorists warned to be cautious of smoke as car goes on fire on Dublin's N7

The fire has caused traffic delays, according to AA Roadwatch.

Being homeless for more than six months can significantly damage children's health - study

Although the study is US-based, many factors of it still ring true for those children who are homeless in Ireland.

Monday 3 September, 2018

Almost 4 in 10 calls received by Emergency Call Answering Service in 2017 were silent 999

Almost 4 in 10 calls received by Emergency Call Answering Service in 2017 were silent

The ECAS is responsible for answering 112 and 999 emergency calls and texts within the State.

Sunday 2 September, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Two people killed in road collisions, man bitten by shark in Cork and 18 people injured in German protests – it’s your evening fix.

Here's where you can welcome the Dublin winners home

The Dublin senior footballers secured their fourth All-Ireland win in a row on Sunday afternoon.

Man (36) released on bail following arrest in connection to bus destroyed by fire damage

The PSNI received a report at around 5.10am this morning of a bus on fire at a bus and rail station in Bangor.

Pickets set to be placed at over 30 branches of Lloyds Pharmacy tomorrow

Lloyds Pharmacy last week issued a statement outlining it had agreed on a new deal.

Boy (16) suffers potentially life-changing injuries as 'unknown substance' thrown at face in UK

The attack happened close to a Pizza Express restaurant near Merlin Road in Bristol.

Appeal for witnesses after man stabbed in back in Ballymena overnight

The incident happened shortly before 4am this morning.

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